InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

The Acquisition That Helped Build Google Docs

penpaperlife304

Do you use Google Docs as your word processor?

The powerful app began as Writely, a start-up acquired by Google. In Quora post, one of the Writely co-founders of discussed what it was like to start working on Google’s suite of work apps. AppNewser has all the details:

On Quora, one reader asked: What is it like to sell your company to Google? Writely co-founder Sam Schillace responded with a frank email, explaining what it was like when Google acquired Writely in 2006. Google would use the writing app as a cornerstone of the Google Docs project–building the company’s free set of work apps.

(Image via qisur)

Mediabistro Course

Novel Writing: Editing Your Draft

Novel Writing: Editing Your DraftStarting July 16, workshop your novel in-progress with a published author! Erika Mailman's course will function as a workshop, with the emphasis on sharing your work for review and providing critiques for your peers. By the end of this class you'll have up to 75 pages of you novel workshopped and developed patterns to improve your writing. Register now!